The taxpayers entrust the City of Yuma with an operating budget and the office of Risk Management monitors the property and operations of the City of Yuma to reduce loss.
What is Risk Management?
Risk Management is the way we handle the City’s assets or how we take care of what belongs to the City. The City’s assets include things like fire trucks, garbage trucks, equipment used to maintain the roads, to supply water and remove sewage. Property like land and buildings, parks and swimming pools are also assets. Assets include our City streets and our employees who provide City services. Assets also include trust or good will. The citizens, residents and visitors trust that the city will protect them. And the city attempts to provide protection through police patrols, investigations, fire fighters and fire investigators, and traffic control like stop signs, traffic lights, street markings and continuous street repairs and improvements.
There is another asset that the city strives to protect, and that is its workers. Not only does it make sense to protect the workers, so that they are safe and healthy and able to come to work each day, but it is also the law of this country that employers must protect their workers. The taxpayers entrust the City with an operating budget, and the office of Risk Management monitors the property and operations of the City to reduce loss.
Commonly Asked Questions
- If I have suffered property damage or injury and believe the City is responsible, how do I make a claim against the City?
Claim forms can be obtained by contacting Risk Management, or visiting Risk Management’s office in Human Resources, One City Plaza, Yuma, AZ. Claims are subject to A.R.S. 12-821.01 and Yuma City Code.
- If I have caused damage to City property, what do I do?
If appropriate, please file a report with the Yuma Police Department. Then contact Risk Management to obtain the cost for the repair or replacement of City property and make arrangements for reimbursement.